The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) is an independent, accessible tribunal that efficiently resolves disputes on a range of matters.
The tribunal’s purpose is to provide a quick, inexpensive avenue to resolve disputes between parties and make decisions.
Fair and just outcomes
To actively resolve disputes in a way that is fair, just, accessible, quick and inexpensive.
What we do
We resolve disputes and make and review decisions about
- building disputes
- children and young people
- consumer disputes
- debt disputes
- decision-making for Adults with impaired capacity
- discipline and regulation of professionals
- discrimination complaints
- other civil disputes
- residential tenancy disputes
- retail shop leases
- review of government agency decisions
- tree disputes
QCAT commenced on 1 December 2009, the result of combining 18 tribunals and 23 jurisdictions into one tribunal.
QCAT is part of the Justice Services division of the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. The Minister responsible for QCAT is the Honourable Yvette D'Ath, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.
The registry manages the tribunal’s administration.
Our strategic plan
These four strategic plan priorities are the foundation for QCAT continuing to deliver fair and just outcomes. Annual key commitments underpin each priority:
- A contemporary QCAT
- Dealing with matters in a timely way
- Accessible services and functions
- Skilled, diverse and empowered people
To read more on QCAT's strategic objectives, download a copy of the QCAT Strategic Plan 2023-25.